Chris Hughton felt Norwich should have taken all three points against Aston Villa
Last Updated: October 28, 2012 8:49am
Norwich boss Chris Hughton admitted he was disappointed not to take all three points after their 1-1 draw with Aston Villa.
Michael Turner's late goal earned Norwich a deserved draw against Villa to cancel out Christian Benteke's first-half opener after Joe Bennett was sent off for the home side early in the second half.
Hughton was delighted with his side's performance as they dominated for long periods against Villa.
He said: "I think before the game coming here it was going to be tough, away day of course and a draw is a good result but I think on the balance of the game, and I am not even talking about being down to 10 men, I thought we were the better side over the 90 minutes.
"Of course when they went down to 10 men we used the advantage of that and we pushed and we had opportunities.
"They had one very good chance in the 90 minutes and the quality of the player [Benteke] put it away but I though we got into the better areas, were more consistent and had the better chances so yes I'm disappointed we didn't get all three [points].
"From our point of view it was a soft goal as defensively we looked very, very sound as we did for the rest of the game.
"One lapse of concentration and quality play and he is a quality finisher so the response from the players was excellent as we didn't allow them to get into any sort of rhythm.
"We picked ourselves up and we felt coming out for the second half if we were able to do it in the right way, play as we did in the first half and not leave ourselves too open, that we would get opportunities and the one we did we thoroughly deserved."